Re: New License/Exception Request: Blue Oak Model License 1.0.0

J Lovejoy

Hi Kyle,

Could I please ask you to submit this via our (somewhat) new and improved system as described here:



On Mar 7, 2019, at 5:21 PM, Kyle Mitchell <kyle@...> wrote:

Full Name: Blue Oak Model License 1.0.0

Short Identifier: BlueOak-1.0.0


Text File: Attached

OSI: Not approved. Not submitted.

Aside: All other licenses on our published permissive license list,, are currently specified by SPDX ID.


The Blue Oak Model License 1.0.0 advances the state of the art of
permissive public software licensing by unique combination of old and
new techniques. To name but a few highlights, Blue Oak:

- uses plain English, not legalese, written by a committee of open
licensing lawyer-specialists

- explicitly addresses both copyright and patent

- removes uncertainty about the legal characterization of its terms

- covers all relevant contributor patents, without scope limitation or
defensive termination

- includes a cure provision for attribution violations

- explicitly states that contributors cannot revoke their grants

- expresses the expectation that all contributors will license on the
same terms

Both the Blue Oak Model License and its steward, Blue Oak Council, were
announced this week. We expect adoption in meaningful projects, now
that the license has been made public. If need by, I will be happy to
follow up with links to a couple examples, as they appear.

For more information on the license's features and history, see:

Kyle Mitchell, attorney // Oakland // (510) 712 - 0933


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